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Chicago Flower & Garden Show

March 20 – March 24, 2019 / Festival Hall 

The tradition of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show can be traced back to 1847 when it was created as an exhibition of prized fruits and flowers. Today the Chicago Flower & Garden Show is all about inspiring, educating and motivating the next generation of gardener. Whether in a backyard, kitchen or rooftop, this is where green lovers and families go to discover ideas while having fun. So join us when we welcome spring after a long and cold Chicago winter. We look forward to wowing you with new life-sized gardens, how-to workshops and instructional seminars that will give you a reason to enjoy the greener side of Chicago.

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Upcoming Events

Evening in Bloom 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for Chicago Flower & Garden Show’s Charity Preview Benefit, with MC Candace Jordan.

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Navy Pier is proud to host Evening in Bloom, the charity preview benefit of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. Evening in Bloom is reinventing itself as part of the 2019 Show theme FLOWERTALES – with new experiences aligning flowers, food and fashion.

An experience like no other… Upwards of 1,000 VIP attendees will behold the Midwest’s iconic Chicago Flower & Garden Show in all its grandeur the evening before it opens to the public!

From the Garden to the Catwalk

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show will present Hort Couture, a high energy floral fashion show, with proceeds benefitting Bernie’s Book Bank & The Get Growing Foundation, featuring garments made with plants and flowers.

Hort Couture spotlights the spectacular talents of Chicago’s leading floral designers, fashion designers and landscape artists as they draw inspiration from the flower show to create breathtaking garments and accessories made in part from plants, flowers and natural materials. Don’t miss out on this incredible evening of fashion and fundraising!

Join MC Candace Jordan

Candace Jordan writes the Candid Candace column for the Chicago Tribune. She’s a media personality and an award-winning host of CandidCandaceTV. She has appeared on three of Chicago’s top 100 lists – 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans, 100 Women Making a Difference and 100 Women of Influence – and was named a Chicago Personal Brand. With the column she writes for the Tribune, her Chicago Now blog and her own blog, CandidCandace.com, she has her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the Windy City and beyond.

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Tickets to Evening in Bloom may be purchased on Eventbrite.

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Chicago Flower & Garden Show: Flowertales
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - Sunday, March 24, 2019

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show returns in 2019 with “FLOWERTALES: The Story Grows On!,” featuring life-sized gardens, how-to workshops, instructional seminars and much more.

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Navy Pier is proud to host the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. 

The Second City. The Windy City. The City of Big Shoulders. Whatever the name or title, Chicago is much more than a headline or destination. It’s the melting pot of the Midwest and where the Ferris wheel took its first spin. A place where skyscrapers make the view, improv shows reign and hotdogs are served ketchup-less. If you haven’t caught our drift, we’re saying that Chicago is unlike any other.

“FLOWERTALES: The Story Grows On,” has the creators of Chicago Flower & Garden Show gardens interpreting the unique role of flowers, plants and gardens play in the stories of our lives and literature, from Wednesday March 20th through Sunday, March 24th at Navy Pier.

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Show Features

At the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, local landscape designers, builders and suppliers will create realistic solutions within feature landscapes and garden vignette displays that inspire and demonstrate to attendees the possibilities for their own gardens, yards or balconies. Creators will interpret the unique role flowers, plants and gardens play in the stories of our lives and literature, from Wednesday, March 20 through Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Festival Halls A & B at Navy Pier.

In addition to the inspiring landscapes and garden vignettes, the show features:

  • The Get Growing Education Series – A continued focus on educational, interactive workshops and seminars by leading industry professionals – Including the very popular POTTING PARTY the container garden make & take workshop — sign up when you arrive 4-workshops daily
  • Garden Gourmet Stage – Culinary demonstrations by top Chefs
  • Kids Activity Garden – FREE Hands-on fun and learning for future gardeners – plus a live butterfly exhibit and animals from the Racine Zoo
  • Horticulture Photography Competition – A judged exhibit by more than 150 amateur photographers
  • Tablescapes Exhibit – Cutting-edge ideas for the dining table presented by leading interior and floral designers
  • The Home & Garden Marketplace – A shopper’s paradise with exhibitors of green-industry and related goods and services
  • Regional Cake Decorating Competition – The region’s top bakers will compete and design awe-inspiring cakes – Sunday, March 24
  • Evening in Bloom – a charity VIP preview event that provides a sneak peek of the Flower & Garden Show prior to opening to the public. Flowers, Food & Fashion! Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Tickets available soon!

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Plan Your Visit

Hours

10am – 8pm Daily

Buy Tickets

Tickets are on sale now at chicagoflower.com.  

Adult Anytime: $20
Includes single-day admission (Wednesday-Sunday)

Spring Fling: $10
Includes single-evening admission March 20-23 (4-8 pm)

Child Anytime: $5
Includes single-day admission for ages 4-12

Groups

Book group tickets for parties of 15 or more at grouptix.net, or call 773.327.3778.

Flower & Garden Show Cruises

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Cruises: Spirit of Chicago
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Complement your visit to the 2019 Chicago Flower & Garden Show with a cruise on the Spirit of Chicago that includes a professional floral arrangement demonstration.

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Located just steps away from Festival Hall at Navy Pier, a lunch or brunch aboard Spirit of Chicago is the perfect complement to any Flower & Garden Show visit. Our cruises also include incredible views, a professional floral arrangement demonstration and the option to include a discounted a Flower & Garden Show ticket at checkout.

  • Delicious lunch or brunch buffet
  • Professional floral arrangement demonstration

Flower & Garden Show Cruises

Reservations

March 20 – 24
Board 11am | Cruise 12pm-2pm

Lunch Cruise
Adults from $39.90*
Kids from $24.90*

Lunch Cruise + F&G Show Ticket
Adults from $52.90*
Kids from $29.90*

Flower & Garden Show tickets offered at a discounted rate. Package selection at checkout.

For reservations, call 888.957.2634 or visit spiritcruises.com.

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Chicago Flower & Garden Show Cruises: Spirit of Chicago
Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Complement your visit to the 2019 Chicago Flower & Garden Show with a cruise on the Spirit of Chicago that includes a professional floral arrangement demonstration.

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Located just steps away from Festival Hall at Navy Pier, a lunch or brunch aboard Spirit of Chicago is the perfect complement to any Flower & Garden Show visit. Our cruises also include incredible views, a professional floral arrangement demonstration and the option to include a discounted a Flower & Garden Show ticket at checkout.

  • Delicious lunch or brunch buffet
  • Professional floral arrangement demonstration

Flower & Garden Show Cruises

Reservations

March 20 – 24
Board 11am | Cruise 12pm-2pm

Lunch Cruise
Adults from $39.90*
Kids from $24.90*

Lunch Cruise + F&G Show Ticket
Adults from $52.90*
Kids from $29.90*

Flower & Garden Show tickets offered at a discounted rate. Package selection at checkout.

For reservations, call 888.957.2634 or visit spiritcruises.com.

Book Now

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Cruises: Spirit of Chicago
Friday, March 22, 2019 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Complement your visit to the 2019 Chicago Flower & Garden Show with a cruise on the Spirit of Chicago that includes a professional floral arrangement demonstration.

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Located just steps away from Festival Hall at Navy Pier, a lunch or brunch aboard Spirit of Chicago is the perfect complement to any Flower & Garden Show visit. Our cruises also include incredible views, a professional floral arrangement demonstration and the option to include a discounted a Flower & Garden Show ticket at checkout.

  • Delicious lunch or brunch buffet
  • Professional floral arrangement demonstration

Flower & Garden Show Cruises

Reservations

March 20 – 24
Board 11am | Cruise 12pm-2pm

Lunch Cruise
Adults from $39.90*
Kids from $24.90*

Lunch Cruise + F&G Show Ticket
Adults from $52.90*
Kids from $29.90*

Flower & Garden Show tickets offered at a discounted rate. Package selection at checkout.

For reservations, call 888.957.2634 or visit spiritcruises.com.

Book Now

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Cruises: Spirit of Chicago
Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Complement your visit to the 2019 Chicago Flower & Garden Show with a cruise on the Spirit of Chicago that includes a professional floral arrangement demonstration.

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Located just steps away from Festival Hall at Navy Pier, a lunch or brunch aboard Spirit of Chicago is the perfect complement to any Flower & Garden Show visit. Our cruises also include incredible views, a professional floral arrangement demonstration and the option to include a discounted a Flower & Garden Show ticket at checkout.

  • Delicious lunch or brunch buffet
  • Professional floral arrangement demonstration

Flower & Garden Show Cruises

Reservations

March 20 – 24
Board 11am | Cruise 12pm-2pm

Lunch Cruise
Adults from $39.90*
Kids from $24.90*

Lunch Cruise + F&G Show Ticket
Adults from $52.90*
Kids from $29.90*

Flower & Garden Show tickets offered at a discounted rate. Package selection at checkout.

For reservations, call 888.957.2634 or visit spiritcruises.com.

Book Now

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Cruises: Spirit of Chicago
Sunday, March 24, 2019 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Complement your visit to the 2019 Chicago Flower & Garden Show with a cruise on the Spirit of Chicago that includes a professional floral arrangement demonstration.

Read More

Located just steps away from Festival Hall at Navy Pier, a lunch or brunch aboard Spirit of Chicago is the perfect complement to any Flower & Garden Show visit. Our cruises also include incredible views, a professional floral arrangement demonstration and the option to include a discounted a Flower & Garden Show ticket at checkout.

  • Delicious lunch or brunch buffet
  • Professional floral arrangement demonstration

Flower & Garden Show Cruises

Reservations

March 20 – 24
Board 11am | Cruise 12pm-2pm

Lunch Cruise
Adults from $39.90*
Kids from $24.90*

Lunch Cruise + F&G Show Ticket
Adults from $52.90*
Kids from $29.90*

Flower & Garden Show tickets offered at a discounted rate. Package selection at checkout.

For reservations, call 888.957.2634 or visit spiritcruises.com.

Book Now

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